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Earth to Sky: Among Africa's Elephants

EARTH TO SKY: AMONG AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS

A book of poignant images shows pachyderms in their native habitats.

 

Young bulls constantly grapple and test each other, learning valuable skills they will need in their adulthood.

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, 2007

Photo: Photograph by Michael Nichols

EARTH TO SKY: AMONG AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS

A book of poignant images shows pachyderms in their native habitats.

 

"On this evening, I remember thinking: If an elephant walks through my camera trap with this sunset, it will be a miracle," writes the photographer.

Gabon, 2004

Photo: Photograph by Michael Nichols

EARTH TO SKY: AMONG AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS

A book of poignant images shows pachyderms in their native habitats.

 

A newborn of the Kenyan Mountains family crosses the Ewaso Ngiro River, sheltered under the legs of family members.

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, 2007

Photo: Photograph by Michael Nichols

EARTH TO SKY: AMONG AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS

A book of poignant images shows pachyderms in their native habitats.

 

"Some of my favorite images were taken by the elephants themselves, as they broke the invisible beams of carefully placed camera traps," writes Nichols.

Loango National Park, Gabon, 2003

Photo: Photograph by Michael Nichols

EARTH TO SKY: AMONG AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS

A book of poignant images shows pachyderms in their native habitats.

 

Surrounded and protected by the adult females, younger elephants play and mock-fight.

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, 2007

Photo: Photograph by Michael Nichols

EARTH TO SKY: AMONG AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS

A book of poignant images shows pachyderms in their native habitats.

 

"After charging at my scent," writes Nichols, "this elephant was putting on the brakes when I made this image; we both then turned and ran off."

Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic, 1993

Photo: Photograph by Michael Nichols

Earth to Sky: Among Africa's Elephants

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